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Allen Robinson Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Those wondering why Allen Robinson has not appeared on any preseason award watch lists need no longer complain.

The Penn State wide receiver was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List Tuesday morning. Named for Fred Biletnikoff, an All-American at Florida State in the 1960s, the award recognizes the best wide receiver in the nation.

Robinson is the seventh Nittany Lion player to earn such a preseason distinction joining defensive end Deion Barnes (Bednarik, Nagurski), linebacker Glenn Carson (Butkus), tight end Kyle Carter (Mackey), running back Zach Zwinak (Maxwell), defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (Outland) and right guard John Urschel (Outland, Rotary Lombardi).

Last season’s Big Ten Receiver of the Year is one of 75 players to appear on the list. Seven other Big Ten receivers qualify for the list in addition to Robinson.

Robinson is looking to build off a breakout sophomore campaign that saw him shatter school records while leading the conference in receptions (77), receiving yards (1013), and touchdowns (11).

The award has a bit of blue and white history in its origins. Bobby Engram, a former All-American receiver for the Nittany Lions, took home the first ever Biletnikoff award back in 1994.

One of Robinson’s challenges early in the season will be adjusting to life after Matt McGloin. The quarterback-wide receiver tandem developed a nice rapport at the onset of last year.

If he can quickly develop similar chemistry with whoever ends up being the signal-caller when the 2013 campaign gets underway, Robinson will have the chance to follow in Engram’s footsteps two decades later.

Click here to see the full Biletnikoff Award List.

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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